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Musée Des Beaux Arts De Rouen

The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen occupies a privileged position at the heart of the city, in a building completely renovated in 1994. It brings together one of the most prestigious of France’s collections. Paintings, sculptures, drawings and art objects from various schools, from the fifteenth century to the present are hung to follow a chronological path.
This path begins with the work of Pérugin, Gérard, David, Clouet and Veronese, and a substantial collection of Russian icons from the sixteenth to nineteenth century, donated by Tatiana Ollin in 1985. The seventeenth century is particularly well represented by Rubens, Caravaggio, Velazquez, Poussin, Le Sueur and a collection of French religious paintings. The eighteenth century collection brings together the work of Fragonard, Boucher, Lancret and Hubert Robert, as well as a sculpture and art object collection.
The nineteenth century collection includes pieces by Ingres, Géricault, Delacroix, Chassériau, Corot, Gustave Moreau, Millet and Degas, as well as the largest French collection of impressionist paintings outside Paris. The twentieth century collection opens with Modigliani, Dufy and the Duchamp brothers, and essentially develops around the Puteaux group and lyrical abstraction. Contempory art is now acquired on a regular basis ( Varini, Delvoye, Perez…).
The museum also houses a cabinet of drawings, containing more than 8000 pieces from the Renaissance to the twentienth century, many of them from the Baderou donation. Regular exhibitions showcase this and other drawing collections.

Temporary exhibitions complete the musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen’s program... [ Read all ]

Permanent Collection

The collection houses important drawing, painting, sculpture and art object works, from the 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, including:
Perugin, The Baptism of Christ
Veronese, Saint Barnaby healing the ill
Francois Clouet, Le Bain de Diane
Caravaggio, The Flagellation of Christ at the column
Le Guerchin, The Visitation
Velazquez, Democritus
Tournieres, Allegory of Autumn
Desportes, The stag hunt
Jean II Resout, Portrait of Dom Baudouin du basset, Carthusian Monk
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Portrait of Madame Aymon, called “La Belle Zélie


Please see for exhibition program details.

Previous Exhibitions

French drawings from the collection of Philippe de Chennevieres
9 February – 13 May, 2007

Born in Falaise in 1820, Philippe de Chennevieres-Pointel was one of the most remarkable of the nineteenth century French amateurs. He is among the first in France, to have measured the impossibility of appreciating art by reducing it to a few key names. His desire to resurrect forgotten figures and his passion for provincial homes largely contributed to French amateurs’ taste for variety and nuance.
His collection comprised nearly 4000 drawings from the sixteenth century to the 1860s, and was dispersed after his death. The exhibition at the Beaux-Arts de Rouen presents 40 drawings, chosen from the 90 pieces that the museum has collected over several years. The exhibition includes pieces by Champaigne, Le Sueur, Mauperché, Jouvenet, Restout, Houel, Géricault and Delacroix, and demonstrates de Chennevieres passion not only for quality, but also his curiosity for those artists forgotten by dominant historiographies.

Please see the museum website for full archive listings of exhibitions since 2000.
Most recent exhibitions include:

TROIS SIECLES D’ART BRESILIEN (Three centuries of Brazilian Art)
La collection Beatriz et Mario Pimenta Camargo
7 April -17 July 2005

Créatures hybrids et mysterieuses
(The Meeting of Genres: Hybrid and mysterious creatures)
In collaboration with FRAC Haute-Normandie

Hommage a Blaise Alexandre, Dons et Depots 1988-2005
17 September -3 October 2005
Dessins de la donation Ma...+ [ Read all ]


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Opening hours

Open daily from 10am to 6pm, closed on Tuesdays, January 1, May 1, 8 May, 17 May, 14 July, 15 August, 1 November, 11 November and 25 December


Disabled entrance located at 26 bis rue Jean Lecanuet
The museum auditorium and sculpture garden are open daily from 10am to 6pm
The bookshop is open from 10am to 6pm, closed on Tuesdays, May 1, Ascension, 8 May, 14 July, 15 August, 1 November, 11 November and 25 December

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Tours and workshops coincide with temporary exhibitons. Please see museum website for event calendar


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